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Volcanic hazards of Harrat Rahat, western Saudi Arabia, cooperative study with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Saudi Geologic Survey


Medinah, Saudi Arabia

Principal Investigator:

Gail Mahood

Current Research Interests: 
I am interested in understanding the processes that assemble and occur in the bodies of silicic magma that give rise to huge, explosive eruptions that spread ash continent-wide. My students and I study young volcanoes to determine how large and how explosive future eruptions might be, how frequently they are likely to occur, and what mechanisms trigger eruptions. We also do field-based studies in mountainous areas where plutons and the guts of volcanoes are well-exposed, mapping them and then analyzing their products in the laboratory, in order to reconstruct the life histories...
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